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Rocky Mountain

Ecodharma Retreat Center

A Home for Meditation in Nature

Teachers

Johann Robbins

Johann started backpacking and meditating as a teenager, and deepened his spiritual journey on frequent solo wilderness trips. His passion is facilitating spiritual practice in nature: he has guided and taught wilderness retreats and workshops in various traditions for over 25 years, including as a Vision Quest guide in the late 1990s. Johann founded Impermanent Sangha in 2002 and has led dozens of Ecodharma and nature meditation retreats, including backpacking, camping, canoeing and rafting. Johann founded Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center in 2016 and is its Executive Director.

Johann teaches Mindfulness Meditation, also known as Insight or Vipassana, with a modern secular approach. He has been meditating since 1974 and was asked to teach in 2008. He completed the two-year CDL teacher training program at Spirit Rock in 2012. His primary teachers include Shinzen Young and Eric Kolvig (who also helped found Impermanent Sangha and taught wilderness retreats for many years before his retirement).

Events with Johann Robbins

Inner Outer Nature Part I: Ecodharma Training Retreat (for Experienced Practitioners and Dharma Leaders)
July 21 - 30, 2022

Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center is an ideal location for this nature meditation retreat. The center is extraordinarily beautiful, pristine and peaceful, with a wide variety of trails, wildflower-covered alpine meadows, creeks, and rocky crags. The mountains, forests and river naturally work to settle the mind, while living and practicing together creates personal connections and mutual support. Ecodharma Training See testimonials at bottom of page The ecological crisis is the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced. And we have Covid to deal with too. Are you feeling overwhelmed by eco-anxiety? How does modern dharma help us understand and engage with all of this? New teachings and practices are now emerging in response to the realities of the current situation: we are calling this Ecodharma. This training and nature retreat is a ten-day experiential immersion into ecodharma, specifically for dedicated practitioners, dharma leaders and teachers. Our sense of separation from nature is at the root of the ecological crises our civilization faces, and ecodharma is a path of deconstructing that separation, thus reuniting our inner nature with outer nature. Ecodharma practice is about healing our relationship with the rest of the natural world, so that an appropriate and authentic response to…

Inner Outer Entire Retreat (for Dharma Leaders and Experienced Practitioners)
July 21 - August 7, 2022

Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center is an ideal location for this nature meditation retreat. The area is extraordinarily beautiful, pristine and peaceful, with a wide variety of trails, wildflower-covered alpine meadows, creeks, and rocky crags. The mountains, forests and river naturally work to settle the mind, while living and practicing together creates personal connections and mutual support. Part 1: Ecodharma Training Retreat, July 21 – July 30 Ecodharma Training See testimonials at bottom of page The ecological crisis is the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced. And we have Covid to deal with too. Are you feeling overwhelmed by eco-anxiety? How does modern dharma help us understand and engage with all of this? New teachings and practices are now emerging in response to the realities of the current situation: we are calling this Ecodharma. This training and nature retreat is a ten-day experiential immersion into ecodharma, specifically for dedicated practitioners, dharma leaders and teachers. Our sense of separation from nature is at the root of the ecological crises our civilization faces, and ecodharma is a path of deconstructing that separation, thus reuniting our inner nature with outer nature. Ecodharma practice is about healing our relationship with the rest of the…

Inner Outer Nature - Part 2: Nature Retreat (Open to All)
July 31 - August 7, 2022

WAITLIST INFORMATION:  We often have additional openings, including last minute openings a week or two before the retreat.  When openings become available, a notification will be sent to the entire waitlist and registration will be on a first-come first-serve basis. Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center is an ideal location for this nature meditation retreat. The area is extraordinarily beautiful, pristine and peaceful, with a wide variety of trails, wildflower-covered alpine meadows, creeks, and rocky crags. The mountains, forests and river naturally work to settle the mind, while living and practicing together creates personal connections and mutual support. Nature Retreat See testimonials at bottom of page This retreat is open to everyone, including beginners. The focus is on silent nature practice, immersion in the natural world, connecting our inner nature with outer nature, and dissolving separation. Each day includes plentiful time for sitting, hiking/walking meditation, as well as nature meditation instruction, dharma talks, and individual and group practice discussions. There will be a one night solo during the retreat. The overall intention is for deep silence, practice, and the joy and healing that comes with a profound connection with nature, and then integrating that into one’s life. Spiritual practice will be…

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